On Friday, February 21, we had our third Master’s Pub event for this academic year. About 125 current graduate business students, alumni, faculty and staff attended the event. Angela Chambliss talked about Best Buy’s Women’s Leadership Forum (WOLF).
The WOLF program is intended to create awareness and drive global opportunity for women at all levels of Best Buy’s business—from Blue Shirts in Best Buy’s stores to female executives — and build business strategies to better serve female customers.
WOLF@Best Buy is an engaged and inspired network of several thousand employees, customers, partners and friends that benefits both the individuals in the network, our business and our communities through our pillars of commitment, network and give back. We look to impact the retention of great female employees, to impact the company through employee engagement and to drive profitable market share for the business.
WOLF is just one of many ways Best Buy shows commitment to building a diverse workplace. Creating a diverse workplace is not only the right thing to do for people, it is also the right thing to do for business! Having employees from all walks of life with different perspectives allows Best Buy to innovate and problem solve using the unique insights from employees across the organization. People at every level of the company are encouraged to bring their whole, best selves to work everyday.
Pizza and drinks were served. Folks came early and stayed late to mingle, reconnect and network with one another. Attendee comments afterward showed that Angela kept everyone interested and spoke fluently; she was well-prepared and really showed a belief in the WOLF program. This was impressive for UST, Best Buy and women in general!
The final Master’s Pub for the 2009-2010 year will be Friday evening, April 30, 2010. The speaker will be Kim Nelson, CFO of SPS Commerce, and an Executive UST MBA alum. We hope to have another awesome turnout.